Sunday, December 27, 2015


Luke 2:8-18 by Art Stansberry
This Sunday we will dissect the role that the shepherds played in the story of our coming Savior. It's very curious that the angels would announce the Messiah's birth, not to kings or religious officials, but to ordinary shepherds. We might deduce that by going to the lowly shepherds, the angels were proclaiming that the Gospel is for the social outcast; or perhaps it was a foreshadowing that Jesus would be a shepherd for all the people; or if Christ's birth did come in the winter, we might conclude that the shepherds were raising sheep for the Passover a few months later and that the angels were hinting that Jesus would be the Lamb that would take away the sins of the world. Maybe it's all of the above, but I think the answer is found in the angelic message of Luke 2:11, "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." On that silent night, a gift was given to you and to me. This Sunday we will unpack what our response should be in light of this great and wonderful gift.
Duration:29 mins 48 secs